Global Burden of Musculoskeletal Conditions

  • Manjul Joshipura
  • Charles Mock
  • Richard A. Gosselin


Injuries are a significant cause of death and disability in low- and middle-income countries due to a rapid increase in motorization, coupled with less developed systems of prevention and care. The health burden of nontraumatic musculoskeletal conditions is growing due to an aging population and the epidemiologic transition toward noncommunicable diseases.


Nationwide Inpatient Sample Musculoskeletal Injury Extremity Injury Noncommunicable Disease Road Traffic Injury 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Manjul Joshipura
    • 1
  • Charles Mock
    • 2
    • 3
  • Richard A. Gosselin
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Injury and Violence PreventionWorld Health OrganizationGenevaSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryUniversity of Washington, HIPRCSeattleUSA
  3. 3.Harborview Medical CenterSeattleUSA
  4. 4.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryInstitute for Global Orthopedics and Traumatology, UCSFSan FranciscoUSA

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